Winter Jade Werner
Meneely Hall 320
WF 12:30-1:30 and by appointment
I am a specialist in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. I focus on the novel, missionary history, imperialism, evangelicalism and secularization, as well as postcolonial and cosmopolitan theory.
Awards and Fellowships
- National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar Participant, “Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897,” University of Iowa (2016)
- Jean H. Hagstrum Prize for Best Dissertation (2015)
- Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2013-2014)
- Josephine de Kármán Fellowship (2013-2014)
- Digital Humanities Summer Research Fellowship, Northwestern Libraries (2013)
- Midwest Victorian Studies Association Walter L. Arnstein Dissertation Prize (2012)
- Victorians Institute Patrick Scott Best Graduate Student Paper (2011)
- Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Affiliate (2011)
- Northwestern University Graduate Research Grant (2011)
- Outstanding TA Award, Northwestern English Department (2010)
Ph.D., English, Northwestern University (2014)
B.A., English, University of Southern California (2005)
My book project, Missionary Cosmopolitanism in the British Nineteenth Century: Literary Experiments in Global Thought (under contract with the Ohio State University Press), studies the relationship between nineteenth-century British missionaries and shifting notions of cosmopolitanism in the metropole. Drawing on a range of archival resources, including sermons, pamphlets, and periodicals, I examine how nineteenth-century expressions of cosmopolitanism proved inextricable from the global turn of evangelical religion. Authors examined include Robert Southey, Sydney Owenson, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling. I am also co-editing with Joshua King (Baylor) an edited collection, Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion: Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue (also under contract with the Ohio State University Press).
My courses explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture; imperialism and postcolonialism; the Romantic and Victorian novel; nineteenth-century religion and secularization; digital approaches to literary criticism; and expository writing.
“Cranford and the Gothic Everyday.” Dickens Studies Annual (forthcoming, Vol. 49).
“William Ellis, John Williams, and the Role of History in Missionary Nation-Making.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Languages Association. 46.1 (Spring 2013).
“Competing Cosmopolitanisms in Bleak House.” Victorians Institute Journal. 40 (2012).
Review of Neil Hultgren, Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014). Literature and History (Spring 2015)